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by Vernon Finn Grinaker
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Chapter 4 -- The Depression Years

Cobbers -- the Origin of the Name Cobber  | 1930-1931 | 1931-1932 | 1932-1933 | 1933-1934 | 1934-1935 | 1935-1936 | 1936-1937 | 1937-1938 | 1938-1939 | 1939-1940 | Looking Back -- The Depression Years |

1933-1934  | Football | M- Basketball | Tennis | Baseball | Golf | All Sports | SJU Dispute |
Earl A. Moran, Basketball, Football 1930-1934
Carrol E. "Shorty" Malvey, Football, Basketball 1931-1934
Donald "Pat" Hilde, Basketball, Football 1930-1934

Coach Cleve led the Cobber football team to a 2 - 2 - 3 record overall and 2 - 2 - 1 in the MIAC. Scores were:

Concordia 0 NDAC 0
Concordia 0 MSTC 0
Concordia 0 Gustavus 0
Concordia 26 Macalester 0
Concordia 13 Winnipeg Rugby 14
Concordia 6 St. John's 0
Concordia 0 St. Mary's 2
Concordia 13 St. Olaf 25

The following players were on the starting lineup for the opening game:
Magne Syvrud LE Cliff Nick RE
Walter Sogn LT Ted Renne RT
Earnest Langseth LG Pete Syvrud RG
Olaf Midgarden C Eddie Dahl HB
Earl Moran QB Bob Fritz HB
Ralph Miller FB

Final conference standings were:
Gustavus 4 - 0 - 1
St. Thomas 4 - 1 - 0
St. Olaf 3 - 1 - 0
Concordia 2 - 2 - 1
Hamline 2 - 2 - 1
St. Mary's 2 - 3 - 1
St. John's 1 - 2 - 2
Macalester 1 - 4 - 0
Augsburg 0 - 5 - 0

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1933-1934  | Football | M- Basketball | Tennis | Baseball | Golf | All Sports | SJU Dispute |

Fall '33
The Concordian reported that as a result of a misunderstanding over the football game played at homecoming, St. John's has announced the severance of all athletic relationships with Concordia for an indefinite period. No details are given for the misunderstanding.(13)

Spring '34
Concordia and St. John's agreed to resume athletic relations at a meeting of the coaches and athletic directors. The break between the two schools occurred in the fall of 1933 after the homecoming football game in which the Cobbers defeated the Johnnies. The resumption of competition was brought about when the St. John's athletic board consented through a conference between Coaches Benda of St. John's and Cleve.(15)

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1933-1934  | Football | M- Basketball | Tennis | Baseball | Golf | All Sports | SJU Dispute |
 

The Concordia tennis team defeated MSTC in the fall tennis meet. Joe Lunstad defeated Rowan of  MSTC in the final game of the match 6 - 3, 6 - 3.

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1933-1934  | Football | M- Basketball | Tennis | Baseball | Golf | All Sports | SJU Dispute |
 

One letterman was lost from the previous year's basketball team. Returning lettermen for the 1933-1934 season were Captain Pat Hilde, Shorty Malvey, Earl Moran, Eddie Romuld, Eddie Dahl, Goody Erickson and Ralph Miller.

Coach Cleve's team finished the season with an 8 - 11 record and fourth place in the MIAC with a 5 - 3 record.

Concordia 24 Carleton 25
Concordia 28 UND 45
Concordia 12 Valley City 21
Concordia 13 Superior 25
Concordia 35 MSTC 26
Concordia 36 Hibbing Junior College 26
Concordia 30 Duluth 32
Concordia 28 NDAC 31
Concordia 29 St. Mary's 38
Concordia 29 Macalester 19
Concordia 49 Gustavus 29
Concordia 28 MSTC 20
Concordia 28 Jamestown 31
Concordia 23 Gustavus 33
Concordia 23 St. Thomas 30
Concordia 28 Augsburg 15
Concordia 41 Macalester 28
Concordia 35 MSTC 35
Concordia 42 St. Thomas 32
 

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1933-1934  | Football | M- Basketball | Tennis | Baseball | Golf | All Sports | SJU Dispute |
 

About twenty men reported for the baseball team and plans were made to schedule several Fargo-Moorhead teams for games. Players included Art Solberg, Eddie Dahl, Vint McDonald, George Kester, Fred Marsden, Al Dyke, Maurice Felde and Earl Haight.

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1933-1934  | Football | M- Basketball | Tennis | Baseball | Golf | All Sports | SJU Dispute |
 

Coach Cleve planned to enter two men in the MIAC golf team meet in St. Paul. If interest and ability are shown, meets could be scheduled with several other schools. Golfers trying out for the team were Vint McDonald, Maurice Felde, Edgar Westberg and Olaf Stoeve. McDonald and Westberg earned the right to go to the tournament by turning in the best qualifying score.(14)
 
 
 
 
 

Chapter 4

1. Bogstad, Concordia College Through 50 Years, p. 177.
2. Concordian, January 20, 1922.
3. Concordian, January 19, 1923.
4. Concordian, March 13, 1931.
5. Concordian, November 6, 1931.
6. Concordian, November 20, 1931.
7. 1932 Cobber, p. 211-213.
8. Concordian, April 15, 1932.
9. Concordian, April 29, 1932.
10. Concordian, May 13, 1932.
11. Concordian, Nov. 4, 1932.
12. Concordian, May 6, 1933.
13. Concordian, Nov. 10, 1933.
14. Concordian, May 11, 1934.
15. Concordian, June 4, 1934.
16. Concordian, November 10, 1934.
17. Concordian, May 16, 1936.
18. Concordian, May 22, 1936.
19. Concordian, October 9, 1936.
20. Concordian, October 31, 1936.
21. Concordian, December 16, 1936.
22. Concordian, May 7, 1937.
23. Concordian, September 21, 1939.
24. Concordian, February 15, 1940.
25. Concordian, February 9, 1940.

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